G. Wendes

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (23 of 23)
Location: Essex, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,091,448 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 23
Get Real! Relationship Success Is An Inside Job by Susanne Jorgensen
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I was lucky to be able to read a very early copy of Susanne's book a year or so after the sad end of my marriage. I thought I'd done all I could to make it work, and I really couldn't see what else I could have done to save it. This book arrived just at the right time. You'd think a book about relationships would be hammering on about the interaction between couples. Susanne doesn't let you off like that. She talks to you about you, and how YOU deal with YOUR relationships. There are always two sides to a relationship, and making you look at your side from the inside out takes away the blame culture. I have a library of self-help bibles, and most of them don't help much, they just make me… Read more
Four Shades of Black: The Traditional Path to Buil&hellip by Gavin Mulholland
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghost dances, 7 April 2008
The first thing that strikes you with this book, is that it is not like any other "wot kata's about" books. The photographic imagery fills you with subliminally reinforced messages of the secrets of kata to which the text alludes. Taking you from the first day, and the first test - walking into a strange dojo filled with trepidation, up to becoming an accomplished fighter, fit and ready at shodan to begin towards the next step of "Waking Dragons" in your 30 man kumite.
A smooth transition from shade to shade, and kata to kata, showing the meaning of each kata and why it is has that place in the order. Showing the kihon and training drills that are the basics for that stage of… Read more
Waking Dragons: A Martial Artist Faces His Ultimat&hellip by Goran Powell
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I'd heard about the imminent publication of this book via internet martial arts forums. So, having read Goran Powell's posts and articles, I was already expecting something way above average. I wasn't expecting to put the day on hold and read it in one go.

I have been around MA for many years, studied the mind for the same time, and read a lot of the books about "fear" from some of the greats (Geoff Thompson, Iain Abernethy, Jamie Clubb) but this was the first one that took it from opinion, science and personal experience to actually being inside MY head.

For the first time ever, I could believe it isn't only me who feels that way. He takes us through from the denial,… Read more